Men's Health

The more intimate concerns related to men's health have been an often overlooked aspect of physical therapy care in the past; however, we possess the experience and expertise to address male urogenital issues. The following diagnoses are treated in our men's health program:

Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT): ADT may be used to treat men with clinically localized prostate cancer, biochemical prostate-specific antigen (PSA) recurrence after radical prostatectomy, locally advanced disease, lymph node metastases, and asymptomatic metastatic disease. In some cases, this treatment can lead to muscle wasting, balance deficits, and/or osteoporosis.

Chronic Prostatitis: Inflammation of the prostate that is characterized by urinary frequency, urgency, hesitancy, burning, frequent night time urination, genital pain, anal and rectal pain, pain in the perineum, suprapubic (above pubic bone) pain, pain in bladder area, tail bone pain, low back pain, pain with sitting (often feels like a golf ball), post bowel movement pain, sexual pain including orgasm and post orgasm discomfort (often the next day), anxiety, depression, and helplessness regarding symptoms.

Dyspareunia: Pain with sexual intercourse.

Fecal Incontinence: Unexpected or uncontrolled loss of feces or soiling of undergarments.

Interstitial Cystitis: A chronically painful inflammatory bladder condition with symptoms of urinary urgency, frequency, and pain above the pubic bone.

Low Back Pain: Pain related to weakness, muscle spasm, disc pathology, radiculopathy, stenosis, or arthritis; prenatal and postpartum low back pain.

Osteopenia/Osteoporosis: Structural weakening of the bone predisposing it to fracture.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction/Myalgia: Pain or muscle spasm in the muscles surrounding the perineum (penis and testicles).

Pelvic Pain Syndrome: A variety of symptoms which could include deep aching in the abdomen, back pain, and/or perineal (penis and testicle) pain. Causes can include trauma to the pudendal nerve (prolonged cycling, horseback riding), postural causes, and/or previous surgery or infection (prostatitis).

Peyronie's Disease: Curvature of the penis (an abnormal bend) or narrowing of the penis that occurs during erection resulting in pain and problems with penetration during intercourse.

Urinary Incontinence (Post Prostatectomy): Uncontrolled or unexpected loss of urine which can result following prostatectomy.

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